13 more reasons…

The second season of the provocative 13 Reasons Why Netflix series was released last week, and although it’s not getting nearly as much attention as the first season, it is still filled with controversy, risk taking behaviors, and guns (lots of guns).  After learning a lesson from last season, this season starts with a substantial trigger warning and ends with another gut-wrenching, hard-to-watch sexual assault scene (and another scene that hit a little too close to home, leaving Netflix to cancel the premiere event).  Where suicide was the focus of the first season, this season focuses a little more on gun violence. So, in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 1st (#WearOrange) we’re going to talk a little about guns.

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National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

National Youth HIV + AIDS Awareness DayApril 10th is the annual National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD), a day dedicated to educating the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people.  Prepare yourself, Public, you’re about to be educated…

Bear with me for a quick science review:  Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).  HIV can be transmitted through infected bodily fluids – unprotected sex, sharing needles with infected person (with IV drug use, tattoos/piercings, etc), passed from infected mom to baby in childbirth or breastfeeding.

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